buccal buccal  /ˈbju kəl/


  1. (adj) of or relating to or toward the cheek
  2. (adj) lying within the mouth
  3. (adj) oriented toward the inside of the cheek


  • As if New York City cab drivers did not have enough troubles with traffic, potholes and other cabbies, they are now being taught "better synergistic movement of the buccal cavity.


  • Cook County authorities welcome U.S. Supreme Court’s DNA ruling

    Thousands of inmates at the Cook County Jail will soon line up for a buccal swab — to collect DNA from inside their cheek — in the wake of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing DNA testing on anyone arrested in connection with a serious offense. And other Illinois law-enforcement agencies are pushing to expand the categories of crimes eligible for the testing. Under the Supreme Court ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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